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Join us in Cambridge for the Future of Open Innovation Practices Day, on February 13th 2019.

This full day of interactive workshops and talks will showcase tangible mechanisms for facilitating stakeholder interaction to ensure science’s impact on society and the markets.

Expect valuable insights from both Academia and Industry, with keynote speeches from Dr John C Taylor, Professor of Innovation at the University of Cambridge and Head of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), Dr. Tim Minshall, and RICARDO's Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Neville Jackson.

The event is the culmination of EC funded project Science2Society, researching the future of interaction between universities, industries and broader society as a whole. Science2Society is one of very few projects that explore the future of innovation ecosystem interaction mechanisms, particularly borrowing best practices from Internet 2.0 and 3.0 platforms and communities.

The consortium is excited to share their key findings and recommendations with attendees, to support the ongoing innovation learning process.

Join the upcoming ISPIM Connects Ottawa: Innovation for Local and Global Impact held by ISPIM in Ottawa, Canada.

ISPIM is running a challenge-based innovation conference we are running in Ottawa in April.

Why challenge-based?
Well, we feel that this way we can better engage people whilst also delivering a conference that will provide the host city with greater impact. Working closely with our local partners in Ottawa, we have selected three critical challenges that are also of global importance: - Scaling Startups - Adopting AI and Analytics - Innovating with Government

We will be discussing what role innovation can play in solving these challenges and have a series of keynote presentations, discussion panels, workshops and site visits all aimed to address these challenges as well as other innovation management hot-topics.

The conference also includes some great networking social events. Headline speakers include Sir Terry Matthews (Wesley Clover International), Roseann O’Reilly Runte (Canada Foundation for Innovation) and John Shannon (National Research Council Canada)

Why attend?
For Academia - get exposed to a much broader range of practices and attitudes - experience a unique combination of academic rigour and practical relevance - meet colleagues from academia and reflect with and learn from great practice leaders from industry - open up new opportunities for research collaborations for Industry - keep up to date with the latest trends in innovation management - make connections, share your failures, get inspiration to innovate - bring ideas back that you can use in practice - discover an exceptional range of knowledge, experience, competences and opportunities to jointly drive innovation management

For Public Sector - get access to innovation management practitioners and academics - work on real challenges that will have an impact after the conference - keep informed of major developments in the field of innovation management - uncover opportunities for mutual learning

Join the upcoming innovation event "ISPIM Innovation Conference: Celebrating Innovation: 500 Years since Da Vinci" held by ISPIM in Florence, Italy. 

ISPIM's annual innovation conference takes place in Florence in June 2019.

The conference theme is "Celebrating Innovation: 500 Years since Da Vinci" and will attract around 550 innovation professionals from academia, industry, consulting and the public sector from around 50 countries worldwide. This is also our 30th conference in a series that dates back to 1974.

We will be discussing what role innovation can play in solving global challenges and have arranged a series of keynote presentations, discussion panels, workshops, site visits and great social events.

Speakers include Alex Osterwalder of Strategyzer, Luigi Dei of University of Florence, Mats Magnusson of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Christian Buchholz of Verrocchio Institute for Innovation Competence, Ravi Arora of Tata Sons, Alessandro Sordi of Nana Bianca.

Past innovation events 2014

7 - 10 December, 2014. The 2014 ISPIM Asia-Pacific Innovation Forum  will be held in Singapore. Organised by ISPIM, in collaboration with Singapore Management University, this event will bring together around 250 innovation experts from 35 countries. The event programme will tackle the region’s key innovation issues by attracting top-level speakers from Asia-Pacific from academia, industry and government. The three-day event will include:

Multi-track sessions that mix academia, science, industry and government
Dedicated sessions and communities on innovation challenges for innovation in business and government
Showcases on Innovation Success in Singapore with presentations, discussion panels and site visits
Networking events: welcome reception (Sunday); gala dinner (Monday); informal social evening (Tuesday)
3 - 4 December, 2014. Interactive learning & unparalleled networking opportunities with innovation leaders from the world's most reputable companies. Reinvigorate your business with fresh ideas, meet industry pioneers and discover how to deliver breakthrough results! 

Bring a cross-functional team to the summit to foster innovation
Save with group booking discounts
Hold team meetings & workshops
Exchange ideas with peer-to-peer networking

2 - 3 December, 2014. BioFIT, with an exclusive partnership with EBD Group, is the only international partnering event in Europe dedicated to technology transfer and collaborative research in Life Sciences sector, gathering the right mix of attendees to boost up licensing deals and research collaborations.

With one third of TTOs and academia, one third of pharma, biotech, medtech and one third of VCs, service industries and clusters, BioFIT already attracted top leaders from the industry as well as tech transfer and licensing professionals.

The BioFIT's 3rd edition will be held on December 2nd & 3rd, 2014 in Lille, FRANCE and will gather 800 attendees from 30 countries.

BioFIT offers:
-A partnering convention with qualified and pre-screened one-to-one meetings between professionals from Pharma, IVD, Medtech, Biotech and Academia
-Conferences to explore hands-on approaches to Tech Transfer and Open Innovation
-Presenting technologies, licensing opportunities

Why should you attend BioFIT?
-Identify intellectual property arising from research: patenting, licensing, spin-out companies
-Network with TTOs, top pharma and biotech decision makers
-Exchange on recent trends in technology transfer and Open Innovation

As an Innoget’s Member, you benefit from a 25% discount on BioFIT registration fees.
To benefit from this discount, please add “Innoget discount” into the field entitled “Promotional code” in the event’s registration form.

And for more information, we invite you to visit the event’s website: www.biofit-event.com.
Or contact: Ms Margaux SATOLA – Business Project Officer
Email: msatola@eurasante.com
Phone: +33 (0)3 59 39 01 82

The BioFIT's 3rd edition, Lille (France)

02 - 03 December, 2014

2 - 3 December, 2014. BioFIT, with an exclusive partnership with EBD Group, is the only international partnering event in Europe dedicated to technology transfer and collaborative research in Life Sciences sector, gathering the right mix of attendees to boost up licensing deals and research collaborations.With one third of TTOs and academia, one third of pharma, biotech, medtech and one third of VCs, service industries and clusters, BioFIT already attracted top leaders from the industry as well as tech transfer and licensing professionals.The BioFIT's 3rd edition will be held on December 2nd & 3rd, 2014 in Lille, FRANCE and will gather 800 attendees from 30 countries.BioFIT offers:- A partnering convention with qualified and pre-screened one-to-one meetings between professionals from Pharma, IVD, Medtech, Biotech and Academia- Conferences to explore hands-on approaches to Tech Transfer and Open Innovation- Presenting technologies, licensing opportunitiesWhy should you attend BioFIT?- Identify intellectual property arising from research: patenting, licensing, spin-out companies- Network with TTOs, top pharma and biotech decision makers- Exchange on recent trends in technology transfer and Open InnovationAs an Innoget’s Member, you benefit from a 25% discount on BioFIT registration fees.To benefit from this discount, please add “Innoget discount” into the field entitled “Promotional code” in the event’s registration form.And for more information, we invite you to visit the event’s website: www.biofit-event.com.Or contact: Ms Margaux SATOLA – Business Project OfficerEmail: msatola@eurasante.comPhone: +33 (0)3 59 39 01 82

26 - 28 November, 2014. Benchmark with top companies in the field of R&D, Product Management and Innovation. Learn from practical case studies such as:
 Benchmark your own processes against state-of-the-art best practices 
Orange shows how innovation can be driven by massive co-creation platforms
Swarovski provides key tools and strategies to navigate open innovation successfully
RB addresses how sustainability can be a key driver of innovation
KLM discusses how corporate venturing can increase business agility and reduce competitor threats
Wartsila highlights how integration of company functions and processes is the key to R&D excellence

This marcus evans conference provides delegates with best in class strategies on how to best allocate financial and physical resources between a variety of projects, advance portfolio management techniques, implement state of the art IT solutions to improve the organisation’s R&D effectiveness and benchmark best in class strategies with industry peers and competitors. 

More information about the event or registration, please contact us through daniels@marcusevanscy.com.
20 - 21 November, 2014. The Innovation Excellence Summit is targeted to: General Managers, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Head of Research and Development, Innovation, Business Development, Strategy and Corporate Development, Competitive Intelligence, Market Insights, Product Management, New Product Development, Research and Development, Scientific community, Strategic and Development…

Content and Key points:

 Open Innovation
 Customer-centric approach
 Co-Creation projects
 Increasing ROI 
19 - 20 November, 2014. The 4th Global innovation Forum will discuss the latest trends in the field of innovation, creativity, design, R&D and new product development, as well as the major challenges for the future. We rely on a tremendous agenda, experienced speakers, key messages, global players and intense networking. This is probably the most impressive speaker panel we have created so far with presentations, panel debates and workshops organized by Pixar, Facebook, PepsiCo, Nasa, Google, GE Healthcare, McLaren, Nestle, IBM, J&J, Mondelez, Roche, Nike, eBay, Philips, Shell, Lego, Microsoft, Amazon, Skype, BNP Paribas, Pearson, etc.

Use gif14media voucher code to get 150eur discount on the registration fee. For more details and to register please visit: www.innovation2014.com
12 - 14 November, 2014. The Meeting of Entrepreneur Scientists (Encuentro de Científicos Emprendedores –ECE- ) is a unique gathering of scientist and students motivated by their desire to become entrepreneurs and to stablish their start-up companies. This event, which includes as its main activity the 2nd National Congress of Scientific Entrepreneurs of the AEEC (Spanish Association of Scientific Entrepreneurs), will be held in conjunction with the following major activities:

• VI Jornadas spin-off from the OTRI at the University of Granada.
• 1st National Workshop of the Association of Junior companies.
• The Andalucia technological Corporation of (CTA) session.
• Investors ' Forum.

For more information about the AEEC, consult the website http://aeec.es


11 - 13 November, 2014. Join us at the Foresight and Trends conference,  at the SLS Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA.   Now in its 19th year, the Foresight & Trends (FT'14) has been uniting the most forward thinking, creative and innovative people from across the globe to discuss macro trends disrupting how business gets done.  FT’14 reveals what's coming next and translates that information into actionable insights. Discover how you can challenge the status quo and ensure commercial success. Learn best practices on taking action on Foresight and getting your organization to align with that vision.
FT’14 is the leading place where revolutionaries gather to decipher insights and turn them into an actionable and strategic plan for future relevance! Receive 20% off the standard rate with code: FT14INNOGET -  www.iirusa.com/futuretrends/home.xml?registration=FT14INNOGET  

5 - 6 November, 2014. The Sports Performance & Tech Innovation Summit provides a unique opportunity for sports professionals to gain a thorough understanding of this groundbreaking discipline, which has a powerful influence in all areas of high performance sport.
30 - 31 October, 2014. The Open Innovation Summit is taking place in Chicago. With 20+ keynote  presentations this summit provides the perfect platform to hear how leading organizations like Swarovski, Salesforce, Sanofi, Mattel, NASA...are approaching external collaboration to accelerate their own innovation process.
September 29 – October 1, 2014. We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the FEI: Front End of Innovation Toronto conference, the World Leader for Advancing Innovation. For over a decade, FEI has been the brand innovators across the globe trust and turn to for their annual dose of inspiration and application. This year alone, over 1,100 of your innovation and R&D colleagues have already attended one of the FEI events in either Boston, Munich or Venice. With a 360 degree focus, the event spans the innovation lifecycle- from ideation through commercialization and innovation management, processes, and systems.
 
Join your innovation, R&D, product development and insights peers as they accelerate systematic innovation growth, from ideation to execution in Toronto this September 29-October 1st at the Ritz-Carlton.
Receive 20% off the standard rates with code FEITINNOGET  .
16 - 17 October, 2014. This summit will gather the world’s most dynamic and senior executives operating in the area of digital strategy. With speakers from the likes of Skype, Comic Relief, Nationwide, Travelzoo & more, the role of the digital strategy leader has become more important for ensuring successful digital strategy implementation and execution.
6 - 8 October, 2014. 100% Focused on Innovation - Immerse Yourself in Innovation
BEI: Back End of Innovation - where it's all about the execution. How do you best optimize the back end of innovation process? How do you build a system to ensure innovation is a repeatable process, rather than a one-off occurrence? What does it really take to move innovation from a trendy buzz-word to a sustainable competitive advantage? Save 20% with code BEI14Innoget
5 - 8 October, 2014. The 2014 ISPIM Americas Innovation Forum  will be held in Montreal, Canada. Organised by ISPIM, in collaboration with Université de Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal, HEC Montréal and Univalor, this event will bring together around 200 innovation experts from 25 countries. The event programme will tackle the region’s key innovation issues by attracting top-level speakers from Canada and North America from academia, industry and government. The three-day event will include:

Multi-track sessions that mix academia, science, industry and government
Dedicated sessions and communities on innovation challenges for innovation in business and government
Showcases on Innovation Success in Montreal with presentations, discussion panels and site visits
Networking events: welcome reception (Sunday); gala dinner (Monday); informal social evening (Tuesday)
23 - 24 September, 2014. TECHINNOVATION brings together international technology providers and enterprises to accelerate the commercialisation of emerging technologies, seed licensing opportunities and foster open innovation collaborations. It focuses on matching industry’s needs to ready-to-market inventions & technologies in info-communications, electronics, materials, manufacturing, personal care, healthcare, medtech, energy and environment from global sources. Join leading corporate R&D, research organisations, university tech transfer offices, IP intermediaries, technology translators, multi-national corporations, small & medium enterprises and public agencies for an exciting two-day event packed with in-depth plenary talks, technology pitches, calls for collaboration and productive one-on-one pre-matched meetings. Visit TechInnovation website at www.techinnovation.com.sg.
16 -17 September, 2014. Join cross-industry innovation executives from Under Armour, The Walt Disney Company, PepsiCo, and many others at the 5th Annual Process Driven Innovation Conference. Building on the success of the marcus evans innovation conference series, this program will deliver groundbreaking methodologies to effectively manage a multi-tiered innovation portfolio, empower employees to increase engagement in the innovation process, and generate metrics to monitor the effectiveness, efficiency, and viability of initiatives across the innovation pipeline.

Key Topics Include:

-Develop a strategy to deliver breakthrough innovation to market without neglecting the organization's core competencies
-Create a horizon planning model to fill a productive, sustainable, long-term pipeline
-Analyze organizational cultures that embrace the risk and creativity inherent in the process of bringing new ideas to market
-Hire innovative and potential game-changing employees to increase market share
-Establish strategic metrics to monitor the risk, health, and viability of innovation activities while reporting value throughout the process

Attendees will benefit from two full days of single-track case study presentations from some of the world’s most innovative companies. Seating is limited to 80 delegates to maintain an intimate educational environment that will cultivate the knowledge and experience of all participants.

For registration information, please e-mail Robin Yegelwel at robiny@marcusevansch.com or call (312) 894-6306

5th Annual Process Driven Innovation Conference, Philadelphia (US)

16 - 17 September, 2014

16 -17 September, 2014. Join cross-industry innovation executives from Under Armour, The Walt Disney Company, PepsiCo, and many others at the 5th Annual Process Driven Innovation Conference. Building on the success of the marcus evans innovation conference series, this program will deliver groundbreaking methodologies to effectively manage a multi-tiered innovation portfolio, empower employees to increase engagement in the innovation process, and generate metrics to monitor the effectiveness, efficiency, and viability of initiatives across the innovation pipeline.Key Topics Include:- Develop a strategy to deliver breakthrough innovation to market without neglecting the organization's core competencies- Create a horizon planning model to fill a productive, sustainable, long-term pipeline- Analyze organizational cultures that embrace the risk and creativity inherent in the process of bringing new ideas to market- Hire innovative and potential game-changing employees to increase market share- Establish strategic metrics to monitor the risk, health, and viability of innovation activities while reporting value throughout the processAttendees will benefit from two full days of single-track case study presentations from some of the world’s most innovative companies. Seating is limited to 80 delegates to maintain an intimate educational environment that will cultivate the knowledge and experience of all participants.For registration information, please e-mail Robin Yegelwel at robiny@marcusevansch.com or call (312) 894-6306

15 -17 September, 2014. A one of a kind opportunity to engage with legends, innovators, technologists, strategists, and marketers -- all from the nation’s leading companies and all gathered under one roof. A provocative hotbed of visionary ideas, cross-industry insights, experiential learning and unparalleled networking opportunities. Join us at GIL 2014: Silicon Valley to create your future and the future of your company.
Explore Mega Trends and technologies that are changing our lives and our world and the opportunities they present.
Collaborate on strategy & best practices that address the key business function challenges you face within your company.
10 - 11, September 2014. Hear from industry-leading speakers on how they are using technology and data to revolutionize the sports & fitness industry. Speakers will discuss the most ground-breaking insight into wearable tech, digital sport and quantified self.

16 - 17 July, 2014. An enhanced program with 2 tracks to bring you Strategies for Marketing & Brand Differentiation plus Technical Intelligence to Enhance Production & Engineering.

More speakers than ever from the top brand owners and packaging companies, including Kraft, Pepsico, Target and Tetra Pak.

Exclusive Pre-Conference Workshop on July 15th led by IOPP-partnered industry expert, Dan Balan, to help you master the F&B supply chain.For more information about this event: www.fbpackaging.com

Dr. Gail Barnes will be Chairperson for the event and will also moderate a panel discussion on July 16 -  "Designing when the package is your only medium.

Dr. Gail Barnes is a technical expert and strategic partner to processors, manufacturers and packaging suppliers, providing insights on sustainability, product innovation, consumer insights, food safety and regulatory processes and procedures. With a PhD in Applied Chemistry (Food Science Division) and 18 years of strategic marketing experience in the international dairy industry, she has previously served as vice president of technology and packaging for the Innovation Centre for U.S. Dairy and Dairy Management Inc.™  

www.linkedin.com/in/gailbarnes | http://www.drgailbarnes.com/ |

Register now and network with over 100 of your peers in a constructive atmosphere of innovation.

21 - 24 June, 2014. The IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo brings together professionals involved in both the science and the business of food — experts in R&D, product development, and QA/QC, as well as executive management, marketing, procurement, sales, and more — from industry, academia, and government.

In just a few days you’ll gain more practical insights, make more professional contacts, and discover more innovative ideas than you’ll gain the rest of the year.

Join IFT in New Orleans this summer to learn about the most recent product, ingredient, and technology developments, and their potential business impact, as well as to identify trends that will shape the industry.

More information about this event: http://www.am-fe.ift.org/cms/

Register now and don’t miss the chance to attend to Dr. Barnes session on "Ultraviolet light for food plant safety and ESL applications" on June 24th.

Dr. Gail Barnes is a technical expert and strategic partner to processors, manufacturers and packaging suppliers, providing insights on sustainability, product innovation, consumer insights, food safety and regulatory processes and procedures. With a PhD in Applied Chemistry (Food Science Division) and 18 years of strategic marketing experience in the international dairy industry, she has previously served as vice president of technology and packaging for the Innovation Centre for U.S. Dairy and Dairy Management Inc.™  | www.linkedin.com/in/gailbarnes | http://www.drgailbarnes.com |

IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo 2014, New Orleans (US)

21 - 24 June, 2014

21 - 24 June, 2014. The IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo brings together professionals involved in both the science and the business of food — experts in R&D, product development, and QA/QC, as well as executive management, marketing, procurement, sales, and more — from industry, academia, and government.In just a few days you’ll gain more practical insights, make more professional contacts, and discover more innovative ideas than you’ll gain the rest of the year.Join IFT in New Orleans this summer to learn about the most recent product, ingredient, and technology developments, and their potential business impact, as well as to identify trends that will shape the industry.More information about this event: http://www.am-fe.ift.org/cms/Register now and don’t miss the chance to attend to Dr. Barnes session on "Ultraviolet light for food plant safety and ESL applications" on June 24th.Dr. Gail Barnes is a technical expert and strategic partner to processors, manufacturers and packaging suppliers, providing insights on sustainability, product innovation, consumer insights, food safety and regulatory processes and procedures. With a PhD in Applied Chemistry (Food Science Division) and 18 years of strategic marketing experience in the international dairy industry, she has previously served as vice president of technology and packaging for the Innovation Centre for U.S. Dairy and Dairy Management Inc.™  | www.linkedin.com/in/gailbarnes | http://www.drgailbarnes.com |

18 - 19 June, 2014. The Chief Innovation Summit taking place in San Francisco  will bring together innovation leaders from the world's most reputable companies for 2 days of interactive learning and unparalleled networking opportunities. This summit will provide the perfect platform to reinvigorate your business with fresh ideas, meet industry pioneers and discover how to deliver breakthrough results.

17 - 18 June, 2014. The Global Dairy Congress, now in its 8th year, is a two-day event incorporating market briefing, conference sessions and FoodBev Media’s annual World Dairy Innovation Awards to be presented at the gala dinner. The Congress will cover a range of key themes for the global dairy industry and provide excellent networking opportunities for industry leaders, suppliers, customers and analysts. 

For more information about this event: http://www.zenithinternational.com/events/177/8th+Global+Dairy+Congress

Don't miss the opportunity to attend to Dr. Gail Barnes presentation “How dairy can deliver against consumers sustainability expectations” (17th June 14h30).

Dr. Gail Barnes is a technical expert and strategic partner to processors, manufacturers and packaging suppliers, providing insights on sustainability, product innovation, consumer insights, food safety and regulatory processes and procedures. With a PhD in Applied Chemistry (Food Science Division) and 18 years of strategic marketing experience in the international dairy industry, she has previously served as vice president of technology and packaging for the Innovation Centre for U.S. Dairy and Dairy Management Inc.™ 

 |www.linkedin.com/in/gailbarnes | http://www.drgailbarnes.com |





16 - 18 June, 2014. The pharmaceutical industry is under immense pressure to replenish their pipelines through strategic alliances. The ability to manage, monitor and negotiate win-win alliances is one of the most important factors in a successful collaboration. 
  
This conference will look at how to transform alliances into flourishing revenue producing partnerships that align to business goals for all partners. Delegates will benefit from unbeaten business models, case studies and learn how to become the partner of choice whilst having the capability to monitor the performance of their alliances. Importantly, all delegates will discover how to minimise the risks of alliances through tried and tested tools. 

More information about the event or registration, please click here or contact us through daniels@marcusevanscy.com.

9 - 11 June, 2014. 3M Innovation Center. Think you’re doing a lot to innovate? You probably are—but not necessarily the way you should be. It used to be that incremental improvements and changes were sufficient to stay ahead. Nowadays, though, as competitors disrupt your business on a daily basis, you need to find new ways and models to drive growth. You to develop innovative approaches to innovation itself! 

The Innovation Master Class conference will give you the tools you need to innovate and pull ahead of the pack. You will discover useful ways to turn your aspirations into reality from leading organizations like 3M, Intel, McDonald’s, FedEx, ExxonMobil, Singularity U, United Healthcare Group, Jarden, Venture2, and Inovo Group.
Over the course of three days, you’ll have an opportunity to:
Solve your own organization’s problems through approaches that help you recognize impractical ideas early and focus on viable, ROI-boosting solutions.
Learn what it takes to transition from a traditionally technically-driven, product-development business to a market-inspired, experience-driven company.
Gain rare and unparalleled access to 3M’s Innovation Center via customized, hands-on demos.
Brainstorm strategies to develop breakthrough approaches toward optimizing interactions with other businesses and consumers.
Figure out how to design compelling brand experiences for your customers.
Exchange ideas with fellow colleagues to solve innovation challenge

The Innovation Master Class Conference, Maplewood, MN (US)

09 - 11 June, 2014

9 - 11 June, 2014. 3M Innovation Center. Think you’re doing a lot to innovate? You probably are—but not necessarily the way you should be. It used to be that incremental improvements and changes were sufficient to stay ahead. Nowadays, though, as competitors disrupt your business on a daily basis, you need to find new ways and models to drive growth. You to develop innovative approaches to innovation itself! The Innovation Master Class conference will give you the tools you need to innovate and pull ahead of the pack. You will discover useful ways to turn your aspirations into reality from leading organizations like 3M, Intel, McDonald’s, FedEx, ExxonMobil, Singularity U, United Healthcare Group, Jarden, Venture2, and Inovo Group.Over the course of three days, you’ll have an opportunity to: Solve your own organization’s problems through approaches that help you recognize impractical ideas early and focus on viable, ROI-boosting solutions. Learn what it takes to transition from a traditionally technically-driven, product-development business to a market-inspired, experience-driven company. Gain rare and unparalleled access to 3M’s Innovation Center via customized, hands-on demos. Brainstorm strategies to develop breakthrough approaches toward optimizing interactions with other businesses and consumers. Figure out how to design compelling brand experiences for your customers. Exchange ideas with fellow colleagues to solve innovation challenge

8 - 11 June, 2014. The XXV ISPIM Innovation Conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland and will focus on – Innovation for Sustainable Economy & Society. Organised by ISPIM in partnership with Intel Labs Europe, this conference will bring together around 500 innovation experts from 50 countries and include:
Multi-track sessions that mix industry, academia, science, & government,
Dedicated sessions and communities on innovation challenges for research, business & government,
Showcases on innovation success in Ireland with presentations, workshops & site visits,
High-profile networking events each night, ISPIM-style.
28 - 29 May, 2014. Welcome to WaterVent! The first matchmaking platform designed to bring water technology entrepreneurs and investors together in an exclusive, non-conference, one-on-one setting in order to accelerate growth, assess business opportunities and facilitate financing in the water sector.

WaterVent differentiates its offering by:
Being entrepreneur driven
Covering all growth stages – from start-up to established
Tailoring matchmaking between innovator and investor
Having a multi-regional network
We offer matchmaking events as well as individualized advisory services to best serve your needs – whether you are an entrepreneur or investor.
22 - 23 May, 2014. The Chief Strategy Officer Summit returns to San Francisco on May 22 & 23 and will explore the biggest challenges facing today’s strategy executives. With 35+ speakers from Pfizer, BuzzFeed, Facebook, Google, TiVo & more, this is the perfect opportunity to hear from the top minds in strategy. This year’s summit combines two interactive tracks; one on Innovation & Sustainable Strategy and the other on Growth Strategy & Leadership.
14 - 16 May, 2014. The ASTP-Proton Annual Conference will take place in Oslo, the capital of Norway on 14-16 May 2014. The conference programme features the well-known three-parallel tracks, introductory as well as interactive sessions. Interesting topics led by keynote speakers who are distinguished in their fields, networking and interactive discussions of important topics complete the programme. The topics are well-balanced to cater to newcomers as well as experienced professionals in technology transfer.
13 - 15 May, 2014. Open Innovation as an Enabler to Inclusivity, Frugality and Agility
Featuring Unilever, Singularity University, Clorox, Roche, General Mills, Pfizer, Pitney Bowes, and more Open is a foundational concept– it’s not new, and it’s not going away. How to strategically use and ADAPT open is where real innovation is happening and new ideas can be shared. FEI: OPEN focuses on the next generation of open innovation uses- deploying open innovation to innovate faster, better, and cheaper. The event covers three core tenants, OPEN as an enabler to inclusivity (changing the mindset to be even more inclusive), frugality (doing more with less, also known as Jugaad innovation.. innovation with constraints), and agility (accomplishing even more in even less time).
29 - 30 April, 2014. The Chief Innovation Officer Summit will bring together innovation leaders from the world's most reputable companies to incite discovery, inspire change and facilitate a cross-pollination of ideas. Hear from Air France - KLM, Skype, Samsung, Roche. EADS & many more. 
The 4th edition, 10-12 December 2014, will be held in The Netherlands. We bring together experienced intrapreneurs, and intrapreneurship experts, to guide innovation directors, C-level execs and HR managers through the current and future landscape of implementing and leveraging intrapreneurship.
8 - 9 April, 2014. The unique forum for funding and client attraction for resource related technologies solving crucial issues of the future:

Food, Nutrition, Agriculture
Pulp, Paper, Wood, Forest
Innovation in Plastic Generation and Recycling
Raw Material Mining, Recycling, Waste, New Materials
Innovation in Energy Generation, Distribution, Storage
Infrastructure & Mobility
Water-related Technologies


We are acquainted with the requirements for environmental technology companies to succeed in german-speaking Europe.  We differentiate ourselves with our connections to european corporates that, upon request, allow our attendees to explore opportunities in the world’s most sustainable countries.

1.World Resource Ventures is a matching forum NOT a congress.
2.You are right with us if looking for funding currently or for future rounds, first/further clients, or joint ventures.
3.Get personal feedback on your company and technology from sector experts while making people aware of you.
4.First time forum for a broad range of sectors which are focused on sustainability.
5.We do not focus on “Cleantech”, but on entrepreneurs who value meaningful, innovative, and responsible resource management.
6.Mixture of early and middle stage SMEs leads to unexpected, mutual opportunities.
7.Two different receptions facilitate intense networking.
8.Two pitches (elevator on the first day, 7 minutes formal presentation
on the following day) render awareness of your business concept.
9.Meet investors you did not know before or ones you only heard about
10.Make the acquaintance of people you did not know before – realize benefits you did not anticipate.
11.Get recommendations from experts for further people to talk to within their networks.

Funding Forum for resource related technologies, Berlin (Germany)

08 - 09 April, 2014

8 - 9 April, 2014. The unique forum for funding and client attraction for resource related technologies solving crucial issues of the future:Food, Nutrition, AgriculturePulp, Paper, Wood, ForestInnovation in Plastic Generation and RecyclingRaw Material Mining, Recycling, Waste, New MaterialsInnovation in Energy Generation, Distribution, StorageInfrastructure & MobilityWater-related TechnologiesWe are acquainted with the requirements for environmental technology companies to succeed in german-speaking Europe.  We differentiate ourselves with our connections to european corporates that, upon request, allow our attendees to explore opportunities in the world’s most sustainable countries.
 1. World Resource Ventures is a matching forum NOT a congress. 2. You are right with us if looking for funding currently or for future rounds, first/further clients, or joint ventures. 3. Get personal feedback on your company and technology from sector experts while making people aware of you. 4. First time forum for a broad range of sectors which are focused on sustainability. 5. We do not focus on “Cleantech”, but on entrepreneurs who value meaningful, innovative, and responsible resource management. 6. Mixture of early and middle stage SMEs leads to unexpected, mutual opportunities. 7. Two different receptions facilitate intense networking. 8. Two pitches (elevator on the first day, 7 minutes formal presentation
on the following day) render awareness of your business concept. 9. Meet investors you did not know before or ones you only heard about 10. Make the acquaintance of people you did not know before – realize benefits you did not anticipate. 11. Get recommendations from experts for further people to talk to within their networks.

7 - 9 April, 2014 The Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA . The highly anticipated 8th Annual Open Innovation Conference will provide innovation leaders with a unique opportunity to benchmark their open innovation practices against their peers and exchange strategies for growing their open innovation processes through external collaboration and co-development. 

2014 Topics of Discussion Include:

-Promoting partnership opportunities based on a shared vision and differentiated core competencies
- Utilizing academic partnerships to enhance front-end capabilities
- Defining an open innovation model that allows for the creation of win-win agreements in the face of international pressures
- Demonstrating repeatable methodologies for the creation of win-win collaborative agreements with small-scale organizations

Benefit from two and a half days of highly interactive case studies and panel discussions driven by leading open innovation experts. Attendees will be afforded with the opportunity to interact with speakers and their peers in a classroom-style setting that encourages audience engagement and participation. Seating is limited to maintain an intimate educational environment that will cultivate the knowledge and experience of all participants.
24 April, 2014. Michael E. Raynor will present “The Innovator’s Solution: Where Strategy Meets Innovation,” and highlight the differences between strategy and innovation, providing empirical evidence of how and why business models and enabling technologies can disrupt the market place. His thinking challenges how we view organizational constraints, and offers insights that can help managers make better decisions.

Michael E. Raynor is co-author with Professor Clayton M. Christensen of The Innovator’s Solution, which was on The Wall Street Journal and The New York Timesbestseller lists, and sole author of The Innovator’s Manifesto, released in 2011, when the Financial Times called Raynor “one of the most articulate and interesting” thought leaders in the field. Raynor’s The Strategy Paradox was named by Strategy + Business as one of its top five picks in strategy, and BusinessWeek named it one of the 10 Best Business Books for 2007. Most recently, Raynor co-authored The Three Rules:  How Exceptional Companies Think, which was selected by The Globe and Mail as their #1 business book for 2013.

Raynor is a Director at Deloitte Services LP and the Innovation Theme Leader in the firm’s Eminence function. In addition, Raynor is an advisor to senior executives in many of the world’s leading corporations across a wide range of industries.
26 - 27 March, 2014. Creating a culture that fuels sustainable innovation.
POINTS OF DISCUSSION:
(1) The importance of culture, how it drives successful and repeatable innovation. What goes into an innovative corporate culture?  What tools can leaders use to create a more innovative culture?
(2) Linking culture and process.  Ideas are great but if you don’t have proper mechanisms in place to move those idea’s forward then they are doomed.  Participate in talks and discussions on successful organizations   integration generation of idea’s through processes for implementation of those ideas.
(3) In today’s multinational environment partnerships are part of every corporate strategy.  Listen to proven strategies for successful collaborative innovation
(4) What happens when you are no longer number one?  Changing your corporate outlook to reflect your new challenger status.
(5) Social engagement. Using the latest tools to incorporate both your workforce and your customer base for innovative ideas and solutions.
(6) Building innovation teams. What is the optimum mix of people for a successful innovation team? Listen to research that spells out who and what type of people you should be putting together.
 
9th December, 2014. Reinventing Opportunity: Corporations, Machines and Humans
Introducing new ideas, essentially innovating, is frequently seen as the solution for companies to be competitive. For traditional multinationals in particular, it is seen as the answer to ensuring they remain relevant. However, how do you ensure that a new idea is a good one? The fourth annual FT Innovate America Summit will focus on innovation practices for the C-suite. It will address the innovation ecosystems that exist in different industries and different cities around the world and how they can learn from each other. Join us December 9th in NYC. Innoget members receive 20% off. Use Marketing Code "INNOGET20" when registering. 
19-20 May 2014. UK government, leading industrial, investor and academic speakers headline at major new event to review strategies to support the commercialisation of university research.
 
Research Commercialisation: From Ideas to IPO will provide an international forum for knowledge transfer that will enable different sectors to develop new government-university-industry-investor collaborations. More than 30 thought leaders representing a wide range of government, academic, and industrial experts, all of whom understand the necessity for an international partnering platform, will address what has worked, what has failed, and concrete steps to improve global economic innovation and job creation. Together they will explore ways to translate entrepreneurial innovations into economic growth
 
A series of keynote presentations and panel sessions will discuss:  Bringing research to the market; Best practices in technology transfer; Industry-university collaborations; Intellectual property strategies; License vs start-up; Investment strategies; Key Performance Indicators.
17 - 19 March, 2014. The Trusted Brand for Innovators Worldwide is finally coming to Southern Europe. Balancing the entrepreneurial innovator's spirit with a renewed focus on the discipline of systematic innovation is what FEI Venice is all about. In an academic setting, our esteemed speakers bring topics like innovation culture, process, and people to life with focus, power, and relentless passion. We welcome you to join this prestigious group as- together- we fuel the creation of future value.
6 - 7 March, 2014. Powering customer-centric innovation across your organisation.
HEAR FRESH SOLUTIONS ON THE TOUGHEST INNOVATION CHALLENGES YOU ARE FACING:
(1) How to maximize the efficiency of cross-organizational and cross-regional teams 
(2) Pinpoint ways to overcome corporate cultural barriers to innovation action
(3) Identify the best ways to align internal resources to drive innovation into a competitive product development
(4) What happens to stop innovation going 'off track':  Key ways to spot and stop barriers to success
(5) Which different innovation models are best for your organization? Who is achieving a truly 'open innovation' project?
(6) What's the main difference between front and back-end innovation?  How do you collaborate better?
(7) Take a closer look at how to achieve low-cost innovation to improve your bottom line
(8) Forecasting future trends and needs through strategic research to be sure that you are on the right track
(9) How do you chose and build the optimum innovation team: embracing uncertainty and corporate culture challenges
3 -4 March, 2014. foodinnovate.com - The World Food Technology and Innovation Forum 2014 brings together the world leaders in food research & development, innovation, marketing, and food technology to shape the future of the food industry. Attend this leading food event to learn from the most cutting edge success stories on NPD in the food industry and discover predictions on mega trends and emerging consumer trends just taking hold. Key themes this year will include:
 -          New food research & development
-          Optimise NPD in all markets
-          Social media strategies
-          Open Innovation networks
-          New ingredient & health food innovations
-          New shelf-life extension techniques
-          Future of innovation
 
The Summit takes place from 3 – 4 March 2014, at the etc. venues St Paul’s in London, UK. For more information please visit foodinnovate.com, call +44 (0)20 7202 7690 or email enquire@wtgevents.com. We hope to see you in London!
September 29 - October 1, 2014. IQPC’s Market Research for Product Innovation with gather experts in the field to help you:
·         Streamline your pre-research process to get to the right questions early
·         Develop a strong product-market fit by using various market research techniques
·         Gain insight into the consumer mind
·         Demystify the innovation process
·         Meet your new consumers in under-tapped market segments

For more information on speakers and sessions, view our brochure here (http://bit.ly/1mgXT8b) Don't forget to mention code MK_INNOGET to receive a 20% DISCOUNT.
 
27 - 28 February, 2014. Following the great success of our 5th annual Breakthrough Innovation in Berlin earlier this year, we are delighted to announce the 2014 edition which will take place on 27th & 28th February in beautiful Barcelona.
This powerful meeting will be taking as internal view of some of the world’s most innovative companies and how their innovation maps lead them to such prestige.
BI 2014 will examine the consistent development of the company’s internal innovation culture and how to best maximise the value of your innovation portfolio. As geographical borders become more insignificant we will address potential collaboration partners and future innovation clusters and of course their impact on the open innovation function.
As our capability to see into the future and read consumer trends becomes more sophisticated, understanding the right path and tools to deliver breakthrough innovation is the only way organisations can capitalise on these developments.
BI provides an exclusive space for corporate innovation specialists to learn, collaborate and uncover innovation insights that can be installed to individual innovation.
Join, meet, network & brainstorm with, amongst others: Senior VP & Managing Director Europe & Africa at PLANTRONICS, Head of R&D Alliance Management at BAYER, Director Innovation Technology at ORANGE, Head of Business Development at NESTLE, Founder & Marketing Manager at INNOGET, Director R&D at JOHNSON & JOHNSON, VP, Head of Global Innovation Network, Systems & Product Architecture & Engineering at EADS, Chief Inspiration Officer at ABN AMRO, Managing Director, Commute Greener! at VOLVO IT INNOVATION CENTRE, Global R&D Director at BACARDI, Director Innovation at KLM, Associate Vice President, Global innovation Centre at MERCK,  Director, Digital Product Innovation & Business Development Americas & US at VIACOM
As a member of Innoget, benefit from 15% discount by quoting BI14INNOGET on your registration form
For further event information, please visit www.connecting-group.com or contact us at innovation@connecting-group.com

Breakthrough Innovation, Barcelona (Spain)

27 - 28 February, 2014

27 - 28 February, 2014. Following the great success of our 5th annual Breakthrough Innovation in Berlin earlier this year, we are delighted to announce the 2014 edition which will take place on 27th & 28th February in beautiful Barcelona.This powerful meeting will be taking as internal view of some of the world’s most innovative companies and how their innovation maps lead them to such prestige.BI 2014 will examine the consistent development of the company’s internal innovation culture and how to best maximise the value of your innovation portfolio. As geographical borders become more insignificant we will address potential collaboration partners and future innovation clusters and of course their impact on the open innovation function.As our capability to see into the future and read consumer trends becomes more sophisticated, understanding the right path and tools to deliver breakthrough innovation is the only way organisations can capitalise on these developments.BI provides an exclusive space for corporate innovation specialists to learn, collaborate and uncover innovation insights that can be installed to individual innovation.Join, meet, network & brainstorm with, amongst others: Senior VP & Managing Director Europe & Africa at PLANTRONICS, Head of R&D Alliance Management at BAYER, Director Innovation Technology at ORANGE, Head of Business Development at NESTLE, Founder & Marketing Manager at INNOGET, Director R&D at JOHNSON & JOHNSON, VP, Head of Global Innovation Network, Systems & Product Architecture & Engineering at EADS, Chief Inspiration Officer at ABN AMRO, Managing Director, Commute Greener! at VOLVO IT INNOVATION CENTRE, Global R&D Director at BACARDI, Director Innovation at KLM, Associate Vice President, Global innovation Centre at MERCK,  Director, Digital Product Innovation & Business Development Americas & US at VIACOMAs a member of Innoget, benefit from 15% discount by quoting BI14INNOGET on your registration formFor further event information, please visit www.connecting-group.com or contact us at innovation@connecting-group.com

26 - 27 February, 2014. TEG The Events Group has announced the date of the fourth annual PHARM Connect Congress, the largest and most important pharmaceutical and biotechnology business summit for the CEE and CIS region. The Congress will be held in Budapest, Hungary, on 26–27 February 2014, bringing together more than 500 senior decision makers from over 20 countries. The conference programme offers up-to-date market insights into R&D, production, engineering, supply chain and quality management, pre-scheduled business meetings and organised plant visits to major pharmaceutical manufacturing centres in the region.
 
Over the two days of the congress, leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology product and service providers will showcase their offerings — from APIs and contract manufacturing to processing, biopharma solutions, biopharmaceuticals and biologicals, drug delivery systems, cleanrooms, laboratory equipment, quality control, packaging, labelling, automation, logistics, cold chain storage and distribution, warehousing and many others.
 
For further information please visit: www.pharmconnect.eu

25 - 26 February, 2014. foodmanufacturingevent.com - The European Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit 2014 attracts over 150 senior level food and beverage professionals wanting to learn how to improve productivity, achieve continuous improvement and maximise food safety and quality whilst reducing costs throughout operations in a capital constrained world. Retailers are increasingly demanding affordable products from manufacturers, and it has never been more critical for food companies to do more with less, improve manufacturing processes, cut costs and maximise food quality and safety to stay competitive in the current climate. Key themes this year will include:
-          Lean, Opex and Cost Reduction
-          Talent and Employee Engagement
-          Food Quality and Safety
-          Sustainability Strategies
 
The Summit will take place 25 – 26 February 2014 at the Grand Hotel Huis Ter Duin, The Netherlands. For more information please visit foodmanufacturingevent.com, call +44 (0)20 7202 7690 or email enquire@wtgevents.com. We hope to see you in The Netherlands!

4 - 6 February, 2014. Each year, FEI EMEA: The Front End of Innovation scours the globe to bring you the most breakthrough topics, inspirational stories and connects you to relevant change and to relevant change-makers responsible for trends, innovation, design, R&D, and product development from all across the EMEA. The mission of FEI is simple: to facilitate the meaningful connection the smartest, most accomplished thought leaders across industries. Balancing the entrepreneurial innovator's spirit with a renewed focus on the discipline of systematic innovation is what FEI EMEA is all about. Our esteemed speakers bring topics like innovation culture, process, and people to life with focus, power, and relentless passion.  Join us for FEI EMEA 2014 in Munich, Germany on February 4 -6 and experience for yourself why the FEI brand is recognized as the World Leader in Advancing Innovation across industries.  
22 - 24 January, 2014. The fundamentals of technology transfer is designed for individuals who are relatively new to technology transfer. This includes professionals from public as well as private institutions, entrepreneurs and consultants who want to build on their early experiences and develop a strong foundation of knowledge to draw upon. You will learn from experienced technology transfer professionals and participants will be provided with valuable networking opportunities.
This course will guide you through the basic processes of technology transfer — from receiving an invention disclosure to pitching for investment and negotiating deals.
Learning through a mixture of seminar-style, case studies and interactive analysis formats while immersed in an international environment, you will learn essential frameworks and acquire the important skills needed to become a successful Technology Transfer Officer.

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